Zim polls: MDC holds emergency meeting
02 August 2013, 18:21
Cape Town – The Movement for Democratic Change has convened
a meeting to discuss the outcome of Zimbabwe’s elections as Zanu-PF stretches
its lead, a report said on Friday.
According to Mail & Guardian MDC spokesperson Douglas
Mwonzora said his party's standing committee was holding an emergency meeting
on Friday to discuss the way forward as Zanu-PF continues to stretch its lead
after Wednesday's general election.
"There are all sorts of ideas coming up, but we are meeting
… to strategise. It's clear that the election was a sham and we have rejected
the results. The national executive of the party will also meet tomorrow
[Saturday] on the same subject,” he said.
The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has so far announced
results in 62 constituencies and of these, Zanu-PF has taken 52 seats.
It is becoming increasingly clear that President Robert
Mugabe will win the presidential election, without a run-off, as he will get
more than the required 50% of votes. The party is also destined for a majority
in Parliament, and Zimbabweans are bracing themselves for Zanu-PF to make
changes to the Constitution.